Tolani, great to have you here. It’s terrific you are analyzing scripts, however, a word of caution about using any specific screenplay paradigm, e.g., Save the Cat, because stories are — ultimately — organic or a script reader / audience member should experience them as such. Beyond Beginning — Middle — End (and perhaps dividing the Middle into two parts), that’s really all we need to know to write a screenplay. That and have something substantive happen every 5 to 10 pages.

F v F does that. If you followed STC, the script would get dinged by not having the ‘break into Act Two’ on P. 25. The script is 141 pages long!

My advice: Follow your characters into and through the story-crafting process and don’t worry so much about page count or screenplay formulas.

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